Gordon Smith after Dinner Speaker and former footballer football analyst for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC TV, appearing regularly on Scotland “Match of the Day”. He is a Columnist with the Scottish Daily Mirror newspaper every Monday. A Licensed Football Agent, previously working for one of Europe’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants. He now operates his own sports management company. Gordon was also Chief executive of the Scottish Football Association from 2007-2010
Gordon started his career with Kilmarnock, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Mattha Smith. He was known as Casper (after the ghost) for the way he ‘ghosted ‘ past defenders in his path. He was sold to Rangers in 1977 for £65,000. In his first season with Rangers, Smith won the domestic treble, scoring 27 goals from midfield. He also scored the winning goal in the 1978 Scottish League Cup Final, against Celtic.
He was sold to Brighton & Hove Albion in 1980 for a record transfer fee of £440,000. He returned to Rangers on loan in December 1982, playing in the 1982 Scottish League Cup Final defeat by Celtic. Smith made three appearances during his loan spell, without scoring.
Gordon played for Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup Final against Manchester United.
After Brighton he joined Manchester City. He was the top scorer for City in the 1984/85 season. He then had a short spell with Oldham Athletic. Gordon then went to play in Austria with Admira Wacker, and in Switzerland with FC Basel, and he then finished his career back in Scotland with Stirling Albion.
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